Thu, 28 May 2020

Workers were disinfecting the Zambezi market in Lusaka, capital of Zambia, May 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Martin Mbangweta)

The Chinese community in Zambia have been contributing positively in their areas of operation, and were committed to working with the government to fight against COVID-19, an official said.

CHILILABOMBWE, Zambia, May 21 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese community in Zambia is committed to working with the Zambian government to fight COVID-19, a local government official said.

Christabel Mulala, a Chililabombwe Mayor, said the Chinese business community are contributing positively in areas of their operations.

"The Chinese are supplementing government's efforts to fight COVID-19 in Zambia. They are part of a large number of investors in the country," she said.

She made the remarks in an interview earlier this week after the Zambia Chinese Association (ZCA) donated materials to fight COVID-19 in Zambia.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 in Zambia in March, the Chinese community have joined other stakeholders to supplement the Zambian government's efforts in fighting COVID-19.

Mulala said Chililabombwe is the border town with a lot of transporters passing through the district in and out of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Locals were wearing face masks as a preventive measures against coronavirus, in Lusaka, capital of Zambia, April 2, 2020. (Xinhua/Martin Mbangweta)

"The donation will go a long way to safeguard the lives of people, including that of the travelling public," she said.

She said a good number of Chinese have invested in the district and were adding value to job creation for the local people.

"We are still receiving inquiries from Chinese enterprises on investment opportunities in Chililabombwe," she said.

ZCA Copperbelt President Wang Xin said the Chinese were part of Zambian economic development stakeholders and will remain committed to aiding Zambia in the fight against COVID-19. ■

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